We're getting closer to the day when we will be able to provide a temporary, transitional shelter community for veterans on a 1.5-acre site near the corner of 115 th  Avenue and Jennifer Street. Fifteen sleeping pods have been moved to an adjacent site, ready to be placed on the shelter site once it's ready.
 
Here’s a brief update on the latest activities and what’s coming. If you have questions, suggestions or comments, please  email Board of County Commissioners Senior Policy Advisor Emily Klepper  or call her at 503-742-5933.
Site preparation continues

General contractor, SUBCOM Excavation & Utilities, LLC, has been preparing the site and the 15 sleeping pods are placed in location.
 
AKS Engineering and Forestry, LLC worked with SUBCOM on staking and layout of the site. 
Meeting with neighbors

On June 11, county staff hosted a meeting at Clackamas Fire Station No. 5 with local businesses, partners, stakeholders and others.

In attendance were representatives from American Military Encouragement Network (AMEN), the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, the county's Health, Housing and Human Services Department, Do Good Multnomah and others. Also in attendance was Clackamas County Commissioner Paul Savas.

The goal of the meeting was to give the small audience an update of the village and to answer any questions. Overall, it was a great event!
Working with partners

Catholic Charities was the first to enter into a partnership with Clackamas County to develop and initiate the Clackamas Veterans Village. 

For village operations, we are partnering with Do Good Multnomah , a local veteran-specific housing and homeless services non-profit organization.
Donations
It’s wonderful to continue to hear from individuals and organizations that want to help make the Clackamas County Veterans Village a success. We've received such an outpouring of support and donations on this project since its inception. We can't thank everyone enough!
 
Funds
 At this time, we continue to gratefully accept financial donations, but are not able to receive any donated items except for specific requests. If you wish to make a financial donation, please do so by cash, check or money order made out to Clackamas County and sent or delivered to:

Emily Klepper, Commissioner Policy Advisor
Public Services Building
2051 Kaen Rd., Oregon City, OR 97045
EmilyKle@clackamas.us | 503-742-5933
VETERANS VILLAGE FACTS

Operations  – The site will include 15 to 30 sleeping pods and community restrooms, showers, cooking and eating facilities, and a communal room. 
 
Members  – Residents of this transitional community will be adult military veterans from Clackamas County who are homeless. They will be selected through referrals and screenings by county staff, veterans and social service agencies and support organizations. 
 
The residents will be provided with health, counseling and other supportive services through the county, non-profits and other organizations to help them transition from this community to more permanent housing.

Land Use -- In a decision issued in December, the County’s Land Use Hearings Officer approved a conditional use permit to establish a transitional shelter community for veterans on land owned by the Development Agency.
Please contact  Board of County Commissioners Sr. Policy Advisor Emily Klepper  or call 503-742-5933 if you would like to help with this project, have questions or concerns, or would like additional information.  
 
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